Aviation Accident Articles

Abraham Watkins

Third Circuit Court of Appeals Finds State Law Product Liability Claims Not Preempted by Federal Law

On April 19, 2016, the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a precedential opinion finding that state law product liability claims for defective aircraft are not preempted by federal law. The Third Circuit’s opinion holds that neither the Federal Aviation Act or a federal agency’s decision to issue a certificate approving of an…

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Another Airplane Crash Resulting in Fatalities

Firm Partner Benny Agosto, Jr. is currently investigating an airplane crash in Navasota, Texas, that resulted in the death of the pilot, the instructor, and two children. The two children left their home Sunday morning on February 28, 2016, with their mother’s boyfriend, who owned and piloted the plane that day. The man’s instructor was…

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Southwest Airlines Jet Goes Off Tennessee Runway

At least 8 people were said to have been injured on Tuesday December 15, 2015 after a Southwest Airlines plane skid off the runway after landing at Nashville International Airport. “At approximately 5:20pm local time, the plane exited the taxiway shortly after arriving into Nashville, as the airplane was approaching the arrival gate. The 133…

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